Weekend Watch – 09/06/19

Welcome to the Weekend Watch. Where we try to point you towards the best ways to spend your viewing time (or, at least, steer you clear of the garbage).

Movies

Wide Release

IT Chapter 2

Loren: I’m not hearing the most amazing stuff about this but it does appear to have some genuine creepiness to it. I’ll see it, but maybe not in the theater.

RDT: I saw the first one in the theaters, despite my non-horror-guy-ness. And I am intrigued, having read the book twice. But, I dunno. It’s just not grabbing me….. Maybe?

Rick: 1) I haven’t seen the first part. 2) I still think Pennywise’s makeup is a mistake. He looks like he’d murder you with no provication. No one, no adult, child, animal, or form of intelligent life, would go within thirty feet of this iteration of Pennywise, let alone willingly join him in the sewer when promised a balloon. The clown should look like one you’d feel comfortable hiring for your child’s birthday. It should only get terrifying when it’s too late to run. That said, I’ll probably see these eventually, but I’m waiting for the director’s cut Andy Muschietti has been promising since before the first chapter hit theaters.

Jen: I still miss Tim Curry.


Limited Release

The Last Photograph

Loren: I couldn’t imagine what it would be like to go through this type of tragedy but I also don’t need to sit through this movie to find out. I’m complicated like that.

RDT: Definitely a heartbreaking story. Not sure I’ll ever be in the right mood to watch it.

Rick: Suffering this tragedy is an unreasonable burden, but nothing about this trailer is making me think this film is worth seeing.

Jen: Oh, no. I’ve been a mom for over 5 years and I’m still not ready to watch “loss of a child” stuff. This looks like a lovely film though…


Strange But True

Loren: I’ll give this one thing, I have no idea where this is going. The problem is I only slightly want to figure it out.

RDT: Ok, I know I’m never gonna read the book it’s based on. And it’s unlikely I’ll ever see the movie. So, I read the spoilers….. Damn……

Rick: Here I was expecting some kind of half-assed Jesus movie, then suddenly gunfire and ominous music. Color me slightly intrigued.

Jen: I’m definitely curious enough to check this one out. Also, glad to see Greg Kinnear in something more up to his level. Continue reading

Weekend Watch – 8/30/19

Welcome to the Weekend Watch. Where we try to point you towards the best ways to spend your viewing time (or, at least, steer you clear of the garbage).

Movies

Wide Release

Don’t Let Go

Loren: Like Jen says below, this looks like a way better version of Frequency. I’m definitely down for something that’s a little different. I’ll check this out.

RDT: Shit. That looks pretty good. Yeah, in.

Rick: Here are all my monies. Need ticket now, please, thank you.

Jen: This reminds me of a more modern, less saccharine version of Frequency and I am here for it.

AJ: What a cool premise — I am so in for that.


Saaho

Loren: The action elements were pretty over the top but still fun. That’s all I got for this.

RDT: Hi! No. Bye!

Rick: I was kind of into this until they had a romantic interlude in the trailer. Like, they stopped the trailer for a romantic mini music video. I have a feeling the movie will stop dead for this story element, too. I’m out.

Jen: That is a slick looking film. And it has all the movies in it. Too much for me, I just need one movie at a time.

AJ: What did I just watch?! I couldn’t follow that.


Before You Know It

Loren: Just a smidge too New York Indie for my personal taste, but it doesn’t look bad per se.

RDT: I was into that. I’ll keep it on the old streaming radar.

Rick: This movie feels like a lot, but it’s nice to see Judith Light again.

Jen: This music wants me to think this is late 80s Woody Allen, but the cast is good and it’s actually directed by a woman rather than a, well whatever Woody Allen is, so I’m curious.

AJ: 1000% yes. That looks like my speed.  Continue reading

Episode #186 – D23 2019 Wrap Up

Tons of news this week out of D23 in Anaheim. Give it a listen!

  • Bond 25 title is No Time to Die
  • M4trix confirmed
  • Disney to reboot Alien franchise?
  • Brandon Routh and Courtney Ford leaving Legends
  • Steven Amell’s next gig is Heels for Starz
  • Apple+ streaming details
  • Breaking Bad movie will drop on Netflix Oct. 11
  • Posters for Lady and the Tramp and Noelle Trailers, too!: Noelle, Lady & the Tramp
  • Disney’s next park expansion is Avengers Campus
  • Details on EPCOT renovations
  • Florida’s Galaxy’s Edge gets a space cruise ship
  • Mandalorian Trailer &  poster
  • Ming Na Wen joins the Mandalorian Season 2.
  • Obi Wan series official.
  • Clone Wars 7th and final season drops February 2020
  • Rise of Skywalker Poster
  • Flula Borg, Steve Agee and Nathan Fillion join THE Suicide Squad
  • The Joker is rated R
  • The saddest news Sony and Disney part ways over Spider-Man
  • Live action Ms. Marvel, Moon Knight and She-Hulk series
  • Kit Harrington joins The Eternals (duh) as Dane Whitman aka The Black Knight

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Weekend Watch – 08/23/19

Welcome to the Weekend Watch. Where we try to point you towards the best ways to spend your viewing time (or, at least, steer you clear of the garbage).

Movies

Wide Release

Angel Has Fallen

Loren: Shockingly I haven’t seen the other two pieces of this trilogy. Once this hits streaming maybe I’ll make a day of it and watch all three. Or I’ll never do this.

RDT: I think I saw the first one…..or maybe it was the Channing Tatum one? Doesn’t matter. I’m never gonna watch any of them.

Rick: These movies are ridiculous. Like 80s, rah-rah action movie ridiculous. They aren’t good, but I appreciate them on that level. I’ll wind up catching this one at home.

AJ: Oh, old man Nick Nolte. There you are again. Eh, I dunno. I guess there’s a time and place for a mindless action flick.


Ready or Not

Loren: That looks deliciously fucked up. I’m very in for it.

RDT: Hi! It’s that time once again when RDT says he’ll only see a scary movie if Rick screens it! Yay!!!!!!

Rick: This is right in my wheelhouse. I’m rooting for Largo Robbie to take down all the rich a-holes out to murder her.

AJ: Yeah, I’m with you, Loren. Deliciously fucked up it is.


Limited Release

Tiger Are Not Afraid

Loren: Holy shit, that looks incredible. A creepy modern fairy tale with the twist of real world atrocities. In.

RDT: Hi! It’s that time once again when RDT says he’s not gonna watch a movie because there’s reading!!! Yay!!!!!!

Rick: As the only member of the HPN who subscribes to Shudder, I look forward to enjoying this post-haste from my living room.

AJ: Great premise — for someone else.  Continue reading

Weekend Watch – 08/16/19

Welcome to the Weekend Watch. Where we try to point you towards the best ways to spend your viewing time (or, at least, steer you clear of the garbage).

Movies

Wide Release

The Angry Birds Movie 2

Loren: Did the first one (that was well past its own sell by date) do well enough to warrant this?

RDT: It’s weird for me to say this about a movie in English (I assume) but….. yeah, I’m never going to watch this movie.

Rick: This…this is still a thing? Who’s clamoring for anything Angry Birds-related anymore?

Jen: Was the first one a hit? Is this the original cast? Isn’t anyone thinking about the pigs? So many questions!

AJ: Do people still play Angry Birds? I mean, I guess there’s an audience for this…..?

Josh: We did this to ourselves.


Good Boys

Loren: Look I’m not rushing out to the theater for this one but it was pretty funny. In the right mindframe I think this could be a lot of fun… from my couch.

RDT: I laughed. I did. I’ll keep an eye out for it streaming.

Rick: I enjoy the occasional raunchy comedy, but I’m kind of turned off by this.

Jen: Unlike Josh, there is no option here, I am too old for this.

AJ: I bet this was a fun one for the MPAA to work out…. I enjoy this whole idea. I admit it. I laughed my ass off with the trailer. I am also curious of America is going to show up to watch vulgar children drop f-bombs and anal beads on the big screen.

Josh: This movie looks like I’m either going to love it or come to the sad realization I am too old for this kind of humor.


47 Meters Down: Uncaged

Loren: Besides the father of them all Jaws (and Jaws III The Revenge for it’s sheer stupidity) I don’t really enjoy the killer shark movie.

RDT: Fun fact! This was originally called 48 Meters Down. That’s all I got.

Rick: Ahhh, Sharksploitation movies. I get a kick out of thee. The first movie was surprisingly decent, though I thought the ending was kind of a copout. I’ll watch this one just to see how gruesome these insufferable characters’ deaths are.

Jen: I can tell from the title this won’t be the best film ever made a number and a punctuation mark? Too much.

AJ: I won’t even watch Jaws. (Rick, I enjoy the word “Sharksploitation.”) (AJ, you should watch Jaws.)

Josh: Ok, so it’s like a psychological thriller about being trapped and running out of-oh no, it’s just a shark. Nah, I’m good. Already been done. Continue reading

Episode #184 – Taking My PTO

Once again the guys regale you with the entertainment news from the week that was. They’ve got stories like:

  • Disney scraps entire upcoming Fox Theatrical slate except for Avatar, Planet of the Apes and Fox Searchlight projects.
  • Animated Addams Family Trailer
  • Universal cancels The Hunt release
  • Paramount developing GI Joe Movie From Mission: Impossible Writers
  • Moviepass reportedly changed users passwords so they couldn’t use the service
  • Haley Atwell’s Agent Carter will appear on Agents of SHIELD season 7
  • Tina Fey/Ted Danson Mayor of LA show started as a 30 Rock spinoff
  • Colton Haynes bolts Arrow before last season
  • Disney+/Hulu/Espn+ bundle for $12.99
  • Disney+ remaking Home Alone among other properties they have acquired
  • Titans Season 2 teaser
  • Weiss and Benioff sign overall deal with Netflix
  • Disney will introduce a new “Goth Anti Princess” for Haloweentime
  •  Andy Serkis will direct Venom 2
  • Gunship has great videos and some pretty rad music

All that, the Weekly Watched, and some fairly odd tangents!

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Weekend Watch – 08/09/19

Welcome to the Weekend Watch. Where we try to point you towards the best ways to spend your viewing time (or, at least, steer you clear of the garbage).

Movies

Wide Release

Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark

Loren: I dig it, it still looks like proper horror but done in a way that more people can enjoy it. Sign me up.

RDT: Never read the books, but this doesn’t look half bad. Horror at my speed, if you will.

Jen: Guillermo del Toro is not a bad pedigree for a horror movie. And scares without too much gore is sort of my butter zone for scary movies.

AJ: Awwww, I read these books when I was a kid. WHAT WAS I THINKING?!


Dora and the Lost City of Gold

Loren: I didn’t grow up with Dora so I have no attachment to the character, but I do appreciate that this has it’s tongue firmly planted in it’s cheek.

RDT: Is it creepy if I say this looks pretty good. I definitely won’t see it in the theaters, but I’ll check it out streaming.

Jen: A family movie?!?! I wish this came out when I was still in MA with my nieces and nephew, this looks like it would have pleased ages 5-whatever my true age is.

AJ: it’s the break-out roll Danny Trejo’s been waiting for!!! But seriously, that looks pretty adorable. If I had a kid, I’d be all in.


Brian Banks

Loren: I really do feel like these are stories that need to be told, but I’m really afraid we are just using them for financial gain and that feels really gross.

RDT: Really thought that said Briana Banks and was slightly disappointed it wasn’t.

Jen: I have conflicting feelings on this film – too much so to get into it here, but I probably won’t end up seeing it. Good to see Greg Kinnear in something not outright awful though, so good for him.

AJ: I am suffering from such a major news-fatigue right now. I don’t think I can handle this movie. It looks important and I wish it luck but I’m more in the mood to watch Pretty Woman for the 183rd time.  Continue reading

Weekend Watch – 08/02/19


Welcome to the Weekend Watch. Where we try to point you towards the best ways to spend your viewing time (or, at least, steer you clear of the garbage).

Movies

Wide Release

Fast and Furious Presents: Hobbs and Shaw

Loren: 

 

RDT: 

AJ: I’ve only seen one Fast & Furious movie so I hope this stands alone because I totally want to see it.

Josh: This movie looks so stupid and so good. I equal parts rolled my eyes and laughed out loud. I don’t know if I’ll be able to catch this is theaters, but it looks like a good popcorn movie.


Limited Release

The Operative

Loren: That kinda felt like a TV show to me (a higher budget Homeland maybe?). I dug it but I’m not going to go search it out.

RDT: Meh

AJ: Hmmmmm…. I’m with Josh. That trailer isn’t doing anything for me. Probably something I’ll see streaming later on.

Josh: Love the cast, love a good mystery, but something about this trailer just didn’t hook me. Perhaps it’s just that I feel like I’ve seen this movie so many times before. I think this is going to be a theme this week.


The Nightingale

Loren: A revenge flick but with an 1825 Tasmanian backdrop directed by Jennifer Kent? Yeah ok.

RDT: Nope.

AJ: Is this a scary movie disguised as something else? I’m not falling for this, Jennifer Kent. I’ll keep my pants dry, thank you.

Josh: I’m excited about this because it’s from the director of Babadook, but on my free-time scale, this still falls soundly on ‘gonna wait till it’s streaming’.  Continue reading

Episode #182 – Whoa, Relax!

The guys are back after a busy post Comic Con week. They’ve got all the entertainment news that was fit to print. Stories like:

  • Regal Cinemas announces $18 a month unlimited movie plan.
  • Zombieland 2 trailer
  • Sonic delayed again to 2020
  • Rocky VII (which will not be Creed III) in the works
  • Will and Grace ending, again
  • His Dark Materials will only be 2 8-episode seasons
  • Watchmen details
  • The Continental won’t air until after John Wick 4
  • Tuca and Bertie cancelled after 1 season
  • Big Mouth renewed for 3 more seasons
  • Hitchhiker’s Guide series coming to Hulu
  • Handmaid’s Tale picked up for season 4
  • Runaways season 3 dropping in December
  • Disney+ will also be an add on for Hulu
  • The Expanse (and that hat) renewed for season 5
  • Amazon canceled a bunch of shows no one was watching
  • Apparently, Joker is really good
  • Spidey snags a bildo
  • Danai Gurira confirmed for Black Panther 2

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Weekend Watch – 07/26/19

Welcome to the Weekend Watch. Where we try to point you towards the best ways to spend your viewing time (or, at least, steer you clear of the garbage).

Movies

Wide Release

Once Upon A Time In Hollywood

Loren: I haven’t been into Tarantino since around the Kill Bill movies (they’re ripoffs, not homages, don’t @ me). I know I would enjoy Inglorious but I haven’t taken the time to sit down with it. This on the other hand very much intrigues me. I’ll give it a go at some point.

RDT: I’m not a huge Tarantino fan. I think his ego gets in the way of his talent. That being said, I have been intrigued by the trailers for this. So, I suspect, I’ll see it sooner than later.

Rick: I feel like Tarantino peaked with Inglourious Basterds, and it’s been a steady downslide since then. I’ll wind up seeing this at some point, but I’m not in a tremendous rush.

AJ: I actually got to attend an advanced screening of this one… It’s not perfect, but I enjoyed it. And I definitely laughed when no one else was laughing but oh well!

Josh: Oh boy, am I excited for this. I’m a total mark for Tarantino and this looks to be one of his best. I don’t know what else to say. Who doesn’t know about this movie? Even my mom knows.


Limited Release

The Mountain

Loren: Goldblum is so delightfully weird and now we can also add creepy.

RDT: Oh this is definitely not the movie for me.

Rick: I’m super in for this. While I love comedy Goldblum, I’m excited to see him take on a drama again. I think the last one I saw him in was Igby Goes Down back in 2002(!). Also, hats off to the choice in aspect ratio. Makes it feel like watching a home move from that period.

AJ: I don’t know that anyone loves Jeff Goldblum as much as I do but this looks a little out of my comfort zone. Maybe if it wasn’t nearly two hours long I’d brave it. But I’ll wait til it’s streaming somewhere for free to give it a looksee.

Josh: Jeff Goldblum is a goddamn treasure, but I don’t think I’ll go out of my way to watch this in theaters. On my parent scale of must see in theaters to never gonna watch, this falls right onto wait for streaming.


The Ground Beneath My Feet

Loren: Say what now?

RDT: That one woman looked like whatsherface from the CIA show and the teen show? I have a headache and am literally blanking on all of these. But I can remember Jordan Catalano(sp?).

Rick:

AJ: I looked it up — it’s from Austria. And boy does it look it. Not for me but it is getting a ton of great reviews so I’m sure it’s for many others.

Josh: 🤷🏻‍♂️

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